GCC Board of Trustees President Endorses Sahakian for School Board

Glendale Community College Board of Trustees President Anita Quinonez Gabrielian (right) endorses Shant Sahakian's campaign for Glendale School Board District D.
Glendale Community College Board of Trustees President Anita Quinonez Gabrielian (right) endorses Shant Sahakian's campaign for Glendale School Board District D.

Glendale Community College Board of Trustees President Anita Quinonez Gabrielian (right) endorses Shant Sahakian’s campaign for Glendale School Board District D.

GLENDALE —Shant Sahakian announced on Wednesday that Glendale Community College Board of Trustees President Anita Quinonez Gabrielian has endorsed his campaign for Glendale School Board District D.

“I am incredibly proud to endorse Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board’s District D seat,” said GCC Board of Trustees President Anita Quinonez Gabrielian. “As a GCC alumnus, he sets a positive example for all of our students. His extensive experience and dedication to the community makes him the best choice for GUSD’s District D.”

Quinonez Gabrielian has served on the Glendale Community College Board of Trustees since 2002 and is currently serving her third term as President. During her current term, City of Glendale residents passed Measure GC with an overwhelming margin of votes to provide funds to prepare students and veterans for jobs, continuing education, and vocational training. Quinonez Gabrielian is also active in the community serving as an Advisory Board Member of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs, Committee Member for the Glendale Unified School District’s Adelante Latinos Committee and Member of the USC Latino Alumni Association.

Glendale Community College serves over 30,000 students annually and is committed to ensuring that their students reach their education and career goals.

“As a Glendale Community College alumnus, I am truly humbled to receive the endorsement of the Board of Trustees President,” said Sahakian. “Anita’s leadership and insight on the Glendale Community College Board has helped ensure the success of our students and I look forward to working with her as a School Board Member.”

Anita Quinonez Gabrielian’s endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from Former GUSD Board Member Sandy Russell and GUSD Board Member and Past President Christine Walters. Walters will not be running for re-election in April 2017 and Sahakian would succeed her on the Glendale School Board if elected.

Shant Sahakian is a product of the Glendale Unified School District, lifelong resident of Glendale, and longtime community leader running for Glendale School Board District D in the upcoming April 2017 election. Over the years, Shant has volunteered for local organizations that support Glendale’s youth, enhance the city’s public services, and serve the most vulnerable in the community. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA Extension). He and his wife, Suzanna, live and work in the City of Glendale and are the proud parents of their young son, Raffi Sebastian Sahakian.

Glendale School Board District D includes the eastern section of the City of Glendale and households from the 91205 and 91206 zip codes. District D includes the communities of Adams Hill, Chevy Chase Canyon, Citrus Grove (partial), Emerald Isle, Glenoaks Canyon, Mariposa (partial), Somerset, and Woodbury (partial). The election will be held on April 4, 2017.

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